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Idaho law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.

PWC jumping wake of a boat

Negligent Operation of a vessel is the failure to exercise the care necessary to protect the rights, safety, or property of others. Some examples of negligent operation are:

  • Boating in an area where buoys or other markers clearly mark a swimming area or some other restricted area
  • Becoming airborne while crossing the wake of another vessel at an unsafe distance from the vessel creating the wake
  • Weaving through congested waterway traffic
  • Swerving at the last possible moment in order to avoid a collision
  • Causing danger or damage from the wake of your vessel
  • Chasing, harassing, or disturbing wildlife with your vessel